2009 Ukrainian Cup Final

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2009 Ukrainian Cup Final
Event 2008–09 Ukrainian Cup
Date 31 May 2009
Venue Dnipro Stadium, Dnipropetrovsk
Attendance 25,700
Weather 27 C

The 2009 Ukrainian Cup Final was a football match that took place at the Dnipro Stadium on May 31, 2009. The match was the 18th Ukrainian Cup Final and it was contested by FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Vorskla Poltava. The 2009 Ukrainian Cup Final was the first time a Ukrainian Cup Final was held in Dnipropetrovsk.[1] Vorskla Poltava, as Ukrainian Cup winners, qualified for the Europa League play-off round.

Road to Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

All sixteen Ukrainian Premier League clubs did not have to go through qualification to get into the competition, so Vorskla and Shakhtar both qualified for the competition automatically.

Vorskla Poltava

Round 1 Zirka Kirovohrad 0–1 Vorskla Poltava
Round 2 Obolon Kyiv 1–4 Vorskla Poltava
Quarter-final Metalurh Donetsk 0–1 Vorskla Poltava
Semi-final Metalist Kharkiv 0–0 Vorskla Poltava
Semi-final (Replay) Vorskla Poltava 2–0 Metalist Kharkiv

Shakhtar Donetsk

Round 1 Illichivets Mariupol 0–3 Shakhtar Donetsk
Round 2 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 1–4 Shakhtar Donetsk
Quarter-final PFC Oleksandria 1–2 Shakhtar Donetsk
Semi-final Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0 Dynamo Kyiv

Previous Encounters[edit]

Prior to the 2009 Cup Final, Vorskla and Shakhtar had met 6 times in previous Ukrainian Cup competitions. Vorskla had never defeated Shakhtar with the best performance being a 1–1 draw in the 2nd leg of the quarter finals in the 2007–2008 season. Shakhtar's best performance against Vorskla was in a 2nd round encounter in the 1994–1995 edition with an 8–0 drubbing.[1]

Match details[edit]

17:00 LST
Vorskla Poltava 1 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Sachko Goal  50' Report[2]
Dnipro Stadium, Dnipropetrovsk
Attendance: 25,700
Referee: Vitaliy Godulyan (Odessa)
Vorskla Poltava
Shakhtar Donetsk
Vorskla Poltava:
GK 1 Ukraine Serhiy Dolhansky (c)
MF 3 Republic of Macedonia Filip Despotovski
DF 4 Albania Armend Dallku
MF 5 Ukraine Oleh Krasnoperov
MF 7 Serbia Jovan Markoski
FW 8 Ukraine Denys Kulakov Substituted off 81'
FW 17 Ukraine Vasyl Sachko Goal 50' Substituted off 71'
DF 30 Albania Debatik Curri
MF 37 Ukraine Hryhoriy Yarmash
DF 48 Ukraine Volodymyr Chesnakov Booked 90+2'
MF 70 Ukraine Dmytro Esin Substituted off 89'
GK 12 Ukraine Serhiy Velychko
FW 11 Croatia Denis Glavina Substituted in 81'
MF 23 Ukraine Yevheniy Peskov
FW 27 Albania Ahmed Yanuzi Substituted in 71'
FW 31 Ukraine Oleksiy Chychykov
DF 33 Ukraine Andriy Boyko
MF 40 Ukraine Roman Loktionov Substituted in 89'
Ukraine Mykola Pavlov
Shaktar Donetsk:
GK 30 Ukraine Andriy Pyatov
DF 33 Croatia Dario Srna (c)
DF 27 Ukraine Dmytro Chyhrynskiy
DF 5 Ukraine Oleksandr Kucher
DF 13 Ukraine Vyacheslav Shevchuk
FW 17 Brazil Adriano
MF 7 Brazil Fernandinho Red card 57'
MF 19 Ukraine Oleksiy Gai Substituted off 55'
DF 3 Czech Republic Tomáš Hübschman
MF 8 Brazil Jádson Substituted off 75'
FW 21 Ukraine Oleksandr Hladky Substituted off 64'
GK 12 Ukraine Rustam Khudzhamov
MF 4 Serbia Igor Duljaj
MF 26 Romania Razvan Rat
MF 22 Brazil Willian Substituted in 55'
FW 10 Ukraine Evhen Seleznyov Substituted in 64'
DF 18 Poland Mariusz Lewandowski Substituted in 75'
DF 36 Ukraine Oleksandr Chyzhov
Romania Mircea Lucescu


  • Assistant referees:
    • Serhiy Tsymbal (Kiev)
    • Oleksandr Shamych (Kiev)
  • Fourth official: Ihor Ischenko (Kiev)


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Ukrainian Cup 2009 Winners
FC Vorskla Poltava
First title

Match statistics[edit]

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